Nebraska Authors

Lee Martin

Born 1955 Lawrence County, IL (USA)

2006 Pulitzer Prize nomination for his novel The Bright Forever. Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, 1995 for his collection: The Least You Need to Know. Student of Gerald Shapiro at the University of Nebraska.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Columbus, OH

Author Of

  • Fiction


Short fiction; Novels


BA, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
MFA, 1984, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
PhD, 1994, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Places Worked

Director, Ohio State University creative writing program


Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, 1995 for his collection: The Least You Need to Know, published 1996


Editor, American Literary Review


Traps. 1989.
The Least You Need to Know: Stories. 1996.
Quakertown. 2002.
Turning Bones. 2003.
The Bright Forever. 2006.
River of Heaven: A Novel. 2009.
From Our House: A Memoir 2009.
Such a Life. 2012
Break the Skin: A Novel. 2012.
Late One Night: A Novel. 2016.
Telling Stories. 2017.
The Mutual UFO Network. 2018.
Yours, Jean. 2020.
The Glassmaker's Wife. 2022.

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